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The significant character of the Christian faith, Jesus, to assume him as a historical personage, was a Jew, as were, by tradition, his disciples and followers. As is, of course, well known: .Christianity took its rise in Judaism; its Founder and His disciples were orthodox Jews, and the latter maintained their Jewish practices, at least for a time, after the day of Pentecost.

The Jews themselves looked upon the followers of Christ as a mere Israelites sect, … .the sect of the Nazarenes. (Acts xxiv, 15),…the believers in the Promised Messiah. (CE. iii, 713.) In this they were grievously deceived and disappointed, as, too the world knows; Christ’s humble and obscure life, ending in the ignominious death on the cross, was the very opposite of what the Jews expected of their Christ.. (CE. i, 620.) Jesus was a native of Galilee, .his own country. (Mt. ii, 23; xiii, 54-55), or of Judaea, .his own country. (.John iv, 43-44). He was born .in the days of Herod the King. (Mt. ii, 1), about 6 B.C., or .when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. (Luke ii, 1-7), about 7 A.D., or some 13 years later. (CE. viii, 377; EB. i, 307-8.) The destructive contradictions as to his lineage and parentage, and other essential particulars, are reserved for opportune notice. Jesus became a Jewish sectarian religious teacher of the zealot reformer type; so zealous that his own family thought him insane and sent out to apprehend him (Mark iii, 31); many of the people said of him, .He hath a devil, and is mad. (John x, 20); his own disciples, seeing his raid into the Temple after the money-changers, shook their heads and muttered the proverb: .The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. (John ii, 17).

 His ministry, of about one year, according to the first three Gospels, of some three years according to the fourth, was, by his own repeated assertion, limited exclusively to his own Jewish people: .I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Mt. xv, 24; ef. Acts iii, 25-26; xiii, 46; Rom. xv, 8); and he straightly enjoined on his Twelve Apostles: .Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Mt. X, 5-6); to the woman of Canaan who pleaded with him to have mercy on her daughter, .grievously vexed with a devil,. he retorted: .It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and cast it to dogs. (Mt. xv, 22-28; vii, 6). His own announcement, and his command to the Twelve, was .Preach, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. (Mt. x, 7),..the exclusively Hebraic Kingdom of the Baptist (Mt. iii, 2), as of the Jewish Messianic apocrypha which we have noticed. Jesus lived at the height of the .age of apocryphal literature,. and in due time got into it, voluminously.

Before his death, time and again he made and repeated the assurance..the most positive and iterated of all the sayings attributed to him..of the immediate end of the world, and of his quick triumphant return to establish the Kingdom of God in the new earth and reign on the re-established throne of David forever. Time and again he said and repeated: .Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his Kingdom. (Mt. xvi, 28; Mk. ix, I; Lk. ix, 27);

This generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. Mk. xiii, 30)…So quickly would this .second coming. be, that when the Twelve were sent out on their first preaching tour in little Palestine, their Master assured them: .Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the Son of man be come. (Mt. x, 23). Caiapha, the high priest before whom Jesus was led after his capture in the Garden, solemnly conjured him .By the living God. for the truth; and Jesus replied: .Nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man … coming in the clouds of heaven.. (Mt. xxvi, 63, 64; Mk. xiv, 61, 62.) Some people are expecting him yet. Of course, there were, could be, none but Jews in heaven, or in this new Kingdom of Heaven on the new earth: .Salvation is of the Jews.. (John iv, 22.) It was 144,000 Jews, the .scaled. saints, who alone constituted the original Jewish .Kingdom of God. (Rev. vii).

With these explicit data we arrive at the first obvious and positive conclusion: With the expectation of a quick and sudden end of the world and of all things human, no books were written on the subject in that generation or, for a little leeway, the next or so, after the death of the expected returning King. The scant, number of credulous Jews who accepted this preachment as .Gospel truth. and lived in this expectation, were nourished with neighborhood gossip and oral traditions of the .good news,. and needed and had no written books of inspired record of these things. Thus many years passed. Only as the dread consummation was delayed, and the hope deferred sickened the hearts of the expectant Jews and they waned in faith, and as accused by Paul and Barnabas, .put it from you,. did the defeated propagandists of the .Faith that failed at the Cross,. give the shoulder to the Jews and .turn to the Gentiles. (Acts xiii, 46), and begin to expand the failing new Jewish faith among the superstitious Pagans of the countries round about. But this was still by the spoken word; on all the supposititious .missionary tours. the Word was spread by word of mouth written gospel books were not yet. When at last, the .coming. being still unrealized..these books began to be written, we can accurately determine something of the order of their writing, and finally, though negatively, the approximate times when they were written, by ascertaining when they were not yet written. We have seen that for a century and more the only .

Scriptures. used by the Jewish propagandists of the Christ were the Greek Septuagint translations of the old Hebrew sacred writings, .the Law and the Prophets. (CE. v, 702; i, 635); supplemented by sundry Jewish apocrypha and the Pagan Sibylline Oracles; these were the only .authorities. appealed to by the early .Fathers. for the propaganda of the new faith. Indubitably, if the wonderful .histories. of their Christ and the inspired pretended writings of his first, Apostles, forming now the New Testament, had then existed, even in scraps of writing, they would have been the most precious and potent documents of propaganda, would have been snatched at and quoted and appealed to with infinite zeal and ardor, as they have been through the centuries since. But, for some 150 years, as we shall see, little or nothing besides Old Testament and Pagan Oracles were known or quoted. As said by the great critic, Solomon Reinach, .With the exception of Papias, who speaks of a narrative by Mark, and a collection of sayings of Jesus, no Christian writer of the first half of the second century (i.e., up to 150 A.D.) quotes the Gospels or their reputed authors.. (Reinach, Orpheus, p. 218.) So, patently, as yet no .Gospels. and but few if any .Epistles. of our .canon. had as yet been written. Again, we read the 23 booklets from and including Acts to Revelation: there is not a solitary reference to a word of quotation from, any of our four Gospels; scarce a trace of the wonderful career and miracles of Jesus the Christ; not a word of his .gospel. or teachings mentioned or quoted. These Epistles, indeed, .preach Christ Crucified. (from oral tradition), as the basis of the propagandists. own .gospel.. But the written .Gospel of Jesus Christ. (his life and words and deeds), was unknown: indeed, jealous of the so called Petrine preaching which .perverts the gospel of Christ. as preached by him, the soi-disant Apostle Paul fulminates: .But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached, let, him be accursed. (Gal. i, 7, 8);..so early did priestly intolerance and priestly curses on opponents come into holy vogue. Therefore the conclusion is inevitable that when those 23 Acts and Epistles were written, none of the four .Gospel. biographies of Jesus the Christ had yet seen the light. .Written Gospels are neither mentioned nor implied in the NT epistles, nor in that, of Clemens Romanus, nor, probably, in that of Barnabas, nor in the Didache. Luke (i, 1-4) implies that .many gospels. Were current. (EB. ii, 1809), at the time that Gospel was written. The Acts and Epistles, therefore, with Revelation, were written before any of the Gospel biographies.

 If these Christ-histories had existed, how eagerly would they have been seized upon to garnish and glorify the preachment of the early propagandists of the Faith that failed at the Cross,..and would have perished wholly but for the all believing Pagan Gentiles, who, when they heard it, .were glad, and glorified the word of the lord. (Acts xiii, 48), as orally delivered. he significant character of the Christian faith, Jesus, to assume him as a historical personage, was a Jew, as were, by tradition, his disciples and followers. As is, of course, well known: .Christianity took its rise in Judaism; its Founder and His disciples were orthodox Jews, and the latter maintained their Jewish practices, at least for a time, after the day of Pentecost. The Jews themselves looked upon the followers of Christ as a mere Israelites sect, … .the sect of the Nazarenes. (Acts xxiv, 15),…the believers in the Promised Messiah. (CE. iii, 713.) In this they were grievously deceived and disappointed, as, too the world knows; .Christ’s humble and obscure life, ending in the ignominious death on the cross, was the very opposite of what the Jews expected of their Christ.. (CE. i, 620.) Jesus was a native of Galilee, .his own country. (Mt. ii, 23; xiii, 54-55), or of Judaea, .his own country. (.John iv, 43-44). He was born .in the days of Herod the King. (Mt. ii, 1), about 6 B.C., or .when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. (Luke ii, 1-7), about 7 A.D., or some 13 years later. (CE. viii, 377; EB. i, 307-8.) The destructive contradictions as to his lineage and parentage, and other essential particulars, are reserved for opportune notice. Jesus became a Jewish sectarian religious teacher of the zealot reformer type; so zealous that his own family thought him insane and sent out to apprehend him (Mark iii, 31); many of the people said of him, .He hath a devil, and is mad. (John x, 20); his own disciples, seeing his raid into the Temple after the money-changers, shook their heads and muttered the proverb: .The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. (John ii, 17). His ministry, of about one year, according to the first three Gospels, of some three years according to the fourth, was, by his own repeated assertion, limited exclusively to his own Jewish people: .I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Mt. xv, 24; ef. Acts iii, 25-26; xiii, 46; Rom. xv, 8); and he straightly enjoined on his Twelve Apostles: .Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Mt. X, 5-6); to the woman of Canaan who pleaded with him to have mercy on her daughter, .grievously vexed with a devil,. he retorted: .It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and cast it to dogs. (Mt. xv, 22-28; vii, 6). His own announcement, and his command to the Twelve, was .Preach, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. (Mt. x, 7),..the exclusively Hebraic Kingdom of the Baptist (Mt. iii, 2), as of the Jewish Messianic apocrypha which we have noticed. Jesus lived at the height of the .age of apocryphal literature,. and in due time got into it, voluminously. Before his death, time and again he made and repeated the assurance..the most positive and iterated of all the sayings attributed to him..of the immediate end of the world, and of his quick triumphant return to establish the Kingdom of God in the new earth and reign on the re-established throne of David forever. Time and again he said and repeated: .Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his Kingdom. (Mt. xvi, 28; Mk. ix, I; Lk. ix, 27); .This generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. Mk. xiii, 30)…So quickly would this .second coming. be, that when the Twelve were sent out on their first preaching tour in little Palestine, their Master assured them: .Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the Son of man be come. (Mt. x, 23). Caiapha, the high priest before whom Jesus was led after his capture in the Garden, solemnly conjured him .By the living God. for the truth; and Jesus replied: .Nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man … coming in the clouds of heaven.. (Mt. xxvi, 63, 64; Mk. xiv, 61, 62.) Some people are expecting him yet. Of course, there were, could be, none but Jews in heaven, or in this new Kingdom of Heaven on the new earth: .Salvation is of the Jews.. (John iv, 22.) It was 144,000 Jews, the .scaled. saints, who alone constituted the original Jewish .Kingdom of God. (Rev. vii). With these explicit data we arrive at the first obvious and positive conclusion: With the expectation of a quick and sudden end of the world and of all things human, no books were written on the subject in that generation or, for a little leeway, the next or so, after the death of the expected returning King. The scant, number of credulous Jews who accepted this preachment as .Gospel truth. and lived in this expectation, were nourished with neighborhood gossip and oral traditions of the .good news,. and needed and had no written books of inspired record of these things. Thus many years passed. Only as the dread consummation was delayed, and the hope deferred sickened the hearts of the expectant Jews and they waned in faith, and as accused by Paul and Barnabas, .put it from you,. did the defeated propagandists of the .Faith that failed at the Cross,. give the shoulder to the Jews and .turn to the Gentiles. (Acts xiii, 46), and begin to expand the failing new Jewish faith among the superstitious Pagans of the countries round about. But this was still by the spoken word; on all the supposititious .missionary tours. the Word was spread by word of mouth written gospel books were not yet. When at last, the .coming. being still unrealized..these books began to be written, we can accurately determine something of the order of their writing, and finally, though negatively, the approximate times when they were written, by ascertaining when they were not yet written. We have seen that for a century and more the only .Scriptures. used by the Jewish propagandists of the Christ were the Greek Septuagint translations of the old Hebrew sacred writings, .the Law and the Prophets. (CE. v, 702; i, 635); supplemented by sundry Jewish apocrypha and the Pagan Sibylline Oracles; these were the only .authorities. appealed to by the early .Fathers. for the propaganda of the new faith. Indubitably, if the wonderful .histories. of their Christ and the inspired pretended writings of his first, Apostles, forming now the New Testament, had then existed, even in scraps of writing, they would have been the most precious and potent documents of propaganda, would have been snatched at and quoted and appealed to with infinite zeal and ardor, as they have been through the centuries since. But, for some 150 years, as we shall see, little or nothing besides Old Testament and Pagan Oracles were known or quoted. As said by the great critic, Solomon Reinach, .With the exception of Papias, who speaks of a narrative by Mark, and a collection of sayings of Jesus, no Christian writer of the first half of the second century (i.e., up to 150 A.D.) quotes the Gospels or their reputed authors.. (Reinach, Orpheus, p. 218.) So, patently, as yet no .Gospels. and but few if any .Epistles. of our .canon. had as yet been written. Again, we read the 23 booklets from and including Acts to Revelation: there is not a solitary reference to a word of quotation from, any of our four Gospels; scarce a trace of the wonderful career and miracles of Jesus the Christ; not a word of his .gospel. or teachings mentioned or quoted.

These Epistles, indeed, .preach Christ Crucified. (from oral tradition), as the basis of the propagandists. own .gospel.. But the written .Gospel of Jesus Christ. (his life and words and deeds), was unknown: indeed, jealous of the so called Petrine preaching which .perverts the gospel of Christ. as preached by him, the soi-disant Apostle Paul fulminates: .But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached, let, him be accursed. (Gal. i, 7, 8);..so early did priestly intolerance and priestly curses on opponents come into holy vogue. Therefore the conclusion is inevitable that when those 23 Acts and Epistles were written, none of the four .Gospel. biographies of Jesus the Christ had yet seen the light. .Written Gospels are neither mentioned nor implied in the NT epistles, nor in that, of Clemens Romanus, nor, probably, in that of Barnabas, nor in the Didache. Luke (i, 1-4) implies that .many gospels. Were current. (EB. ii, 1809), at the time that Gospel was written. The Acts and Epistles, therefore, with Revelation, were written before any of the Gospel biographies.

If these Christ-histories had existed, how eagerly would they have been seized upon to garnish and glorify the preachment of the early propagandists of the Faith that failed at the Cross,..and would have perished wholly but for the all believing Pagan Gentiles, who, when they heard it, .were glad, and glorified the word of the lord. (Acts xiii, 48), as orally delivered.

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( This post is especially for that special person who has walked last few years of her life as Christian and has heard me preach her and discuss about Bible for several hours and nights after nights, despite of temptations her affinity towards Jesus has always been monumental. Admittingly, I have turned away from Jesus Christ, but believe in God as supreme being, master, creator or whatever we might look upon him or her. I know there is God. Well I am writing this post as my last note to that extraordinary person if she reads this or not….but I know I have never betrayed that person and always have that special place in my heart & soul. No matter what she does or what she intends to do, she will always be remembered in my prayers and I pray that she walks her life as true Christian and ceases all her indecorous demeanor. You can place anyone above me but dont lie to yourself and dont place anyone above God – From the EVIL MAN)

Man’s greatest honour and privilege is to do the will of God. This was what the Lord Jesus taught His disciples. He once said that only those who did His Father’s will would enter the kingdom of Heaven (Matt. 7:21). He also said that His true brothers and sisters were those who did the will of God (Matt. 12:50).

This emphasis was duly passed on by the apostles to their generation. Peter declared that God sets men free from sin so that they can do His will (1 Pet. 4:1,2). Paul asserted that believers are created anew in Christ Jesus so that they can walk in a path God has already mapped out for them. He therefore exhorted the Ephesian Christians not to be foolish, but to understand what the will of the Lord was for their lives (Eph. 2:10; 5:17). He prayed for the Colossian Christians that they might be filled with the knowledge of God’s will. He told them that his co-worker Epaphras was also praying for them that they might fulfill all the will of God (Col. 1:9; 4:12). The apostle John taught that only those who did the will of God would abide forever (1 John 2:17).

This emphasis is unfortunately rare in our day and generation. Hence the shallowness and powerlessness of the average believer today. Men are urged to come to Jesus merely to receive forgiveness. In apostolic times, people were told that forgiveness of sins was to be only a prelude to a life dedicated to the fulfillment of the whole will of God.

Acts 13:22 seems to imply that David was called “a man after God’s own heart” because he desired to do the will of God alone. David himself tells us elsewhere that he delighted in doing God’s will (Psa. 4:8). He was not a perfect man. He committed many sins, some very serious ones, for which God had to punish him severely. Yet God forgave him and found pleasure in him because basically David wanted to do all of God’s will. This encourages us to believe that in spite of all our imperfections, we too can be men and women after God’s own heart – if only our hearts are set on doing His will.

The New Testament urges believers to walk as Jesus walked, following His example. The guiding principle of Jesus’ entire life and ministry was to do the will of His Father. He never moved until His Father told Him to. And when He did move, neither the threats of His enemies nor the pleadings of His friends could stop Him from doing what His Father required of Him. His daily food was to fulfill His Father’s will (John 4:34). As men crave for food to nourish their bodies, He craved to do the will of the One Who had sent Him.

Every believer should have a similar hunger to fulfill all the will of God. How easy it is to pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven,” and then to do just as we please, without seeking God’s guidance in our daily lives.

God’s plan is the best

It is the height of folly not to seek God’s guidance. If you were alone in the middle of a thick forest on a pitch dark night, not knowing which way to turn, you would be glad to have with you someone who knew every inch of the forest and whom you could trust fully. You would soon follow without question whatever way he took. It would be foolish to ignore his advice and to move on your own into that dark and dense forest, full of hidden dangers. Yet many believers do just that sort of thing.

The future that lies before us is darker than anything on earth could possibly be. We can see nothing ahead. Yet we have to move forward.

We sometimes come to crossroads in our lives, where we have to make decisions with far-reaching consequences. Decisions such as the choice of a career and a life-partner affect our entire future. How are we to decide at such times? We know nothing of the dangers and the hidden pitfalls along each path. We know nothing of the snares Satan has laid for us. And yet – we have to decide which path to take.

It would therefore be not only desirable but necessary for us to have someone beside us at such times whom we can trust fully, who knows the entire future. In the Lord Jesus Christ, we have just such a Person, and He is more than eager to guide us along the safest and best path.

The Bible teaches that God has a specific plan for each of our lives (Eph. 2:10). He has planned a career for us, chosen a life-partner for us and even planned where we should live and what we should do each day. In every case, His choice must be the best, for He knows us so well and He takes every factor into consideration. It is wisest then to seek His will in all matters – major as well as minor.

It is not only foolish but dangerous to follow the reasoning of our limited intellects and the dictates of our emotions alone. Unless we are gripped by the conviction that God’s plan is indeed the best, we are not likely to be in earnest about seeking it.

Many have made shipwreck of their lives by failing to seek the will of God right from their youth. It is indeed “good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth” (Lam. 3:27). In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus invites us to take His yoke upon us. What does it mean to take the yoke? Oxen that are used to plough fields are kept together by a yoke upon their necks. When a new ox is to be trained to plough, it is yoked together with an experienced ox. The new one is thus compelled to walk in the same direction and at the same speed as the older ox.

This is what it means to take the yoke of Jesus upon us. We shall have to walk with Jesus in the path that pleases Him, never rushing ahead to do anything without His leading, nor lagging behind when He calls to some new step of obedience. Few understand this meaning of the yoke. Fewer still are willing to accept it. The ox is forced by its owner to take the yoke upon its neck. But Jesus invites us. There is no compulsion here. How foolish we are to reject this invitation! We would rather take the heavy yoke of our own self-will with its accompanying frustrations, defeats, and regrets, than the light yoke of Jesus that brings true liberty and deep rest!

“Come to Me and I will give you rest – all of you who work so hard beneath a heavy yoke. Wear My yoke…..and let Me teach you (as the older ox teaches the inexperienced one)….and you shall find rest for your souls; for I give you only light burdens” (Matt. 11:28-30-TLB).

We read of Enoch that he “walked with God” (Gen. 5:22) – i.e., he did not rush ahead nor lag behind, but walked in God’s appointed path as one under the yoke – for three hundred years. As a result, God testified that He was pleased with Enoch’s life (Heb. 11:5). This is the only way that we please God – by living and moving under His yoke, in His perfect will. Only thus shall we be able to stand before Him without regret when He comes again.

Missing God’s Plan

It is possible for a believer to miss God’s perfect will for his life. Saul was chosen by God to be king over Israel, but eventually as a result of his impatience and disobedience, God had to reject him. True, he remained on the throne for some years more, but he had missed God’s will for his life. Solomon is another example. He pleased God in this earlier years, but fell away later through marrying heathen women.

Twice in the New Testament we are exhorted to take a warning from the example of the Israelites who perished in the wilderness. God’s perfect will for them was that they should enter Canaan. But all except two of them missed God’s best through unbelief and disobedience (1 Cor. 10:1-12; Heb. 3:7-14). Many believers have similarly missed God’s perfect plan for their lives through disobedience and compromise – often in marriage or in the choice of a career.

G Christian Weiss in his book, `The Perfect Will of God’, tells of a teacher in a Bible School who told his students one day, “I have lived most of my life on God’s second best”. God had called him to be a missionary in his younger days, but he had turned aside from that calling as a result of marriage. He then began a selfish business life, working in a bank, with the primary purpose of making money. God continued to speak to him for a number of years, but he refused to yield. One day his little child had a fall from a chair and died. This drove him to his knees, and after a whole night spent in tears before God, he put his life into God’s hands completely. It was too late for him to go to Africa now. That door was closed. He knew that had been God’s best for him, but he had missed it. All that he could do was to ask God to put the rest of his life to some use. He became a teacher in a Bible School, but could never forget that this was only God’s second-best.

Weiss continues to say, “I have since met numerous people who have borne similar testimony. Usually these testimonies have been bathed, or at least marked, with bitter tears. For while, thank God, He has ways of using even those who have sinned and have gone past that single entrance into the channel of His perfect will, life can never be the way He originally intended it. It is a tragedy to miss the perfect will of God for one’s life. Christian, mark well these words and this testimony lest you too miss His first choice. God, doubtless, will use any life that is submitted to His hands, anywhere along life’s pathway, but let us be among those who have sought and surrendered to His will at the outset of life’s journey, and thus avoid those painful and shameful detours along the way.”

We just cannot live the victorious life or be of maximum use to the Lord, or be a blessing to others in any place we choose. Some may feel that they can choose their own career and their place of residence and then seek to be a witness for the Lord wherever they are. The Lord may in His mercy use such believers in a limited way. But their usefulness in God’s vineyard will be only a fraction of what it could have been had they earnestly sought His plan and remained in the center of His perfect will. Stunted spiritual growth and limited fruitfulness are but the consequences of a careless disregard of God’s laws.

If you have disobeyed God in some matter, turn to Him in repentance now, before it is too late. It may yet be possible for you, as in Jonah’s case, to come back into the mainstream of God’s plan for your life.

Each of us has but one life. Blessed is the man who like Paul, can say at the end of it, that he has finished his God-appointed task (2 Tim. 4:7).

“The world and all its passionate desires will one day disappear. But the man who is following God’s will is part of the Permanent and cannot die” (1 John 2:17-JBP).

“Live life then with a due sense of responsibility, not as men who do not know the meaning and purpose of life, but as those who do. Make the best use of your time, despite all the difficulties of these days. Don’t be vague but firmly grasp what you know to be the will of God” (Eph. 5:15-17-JPB).

Summary

1. The Lord Jesus and His apostles taught that man’s greatest honour and privilege is to do the will of God.

2. It is foolish to move into the future on our own when God is waiting to guide us. His plan is the best. If we yield to Him, He can save us from Satan’s snares.

3. It is possible to miss God’s perfect will for our lives through carelessness or disobedience.

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( Dear readers kindly note  – that after years of research and personal investigations into Judeo-Christianity in Northern Africa, Middle East & Europe, today I am finally publishing an article and a great eye opener on Christianity. This is my first step to de-conversion from the most atrocious religion of all time called Christianity.I will no longer write pro-Christian articles on this website anymore, but at the same time I am not deleting any of my earlier articles on Christianity. Readers are advised to kindly read this and the forthcoming articles with an open mind, you are free to comment or to ask me questions, or debate with me on this topic and all your comments will be posted. At no time do I intend to take away my readers from their faith or to leave Christianity and after this exposition of Christianity I have become more closer to the nature God, whose creation and existence can be felt by everyone . Its difficult to perceive God as male or trinity or closed in a temple or church. The very books of scriptures coming out of middle east always keeps the followers bounded in blind faith in the wrathful God and a damnation to Hell. I accept that Gods greatest gift to us is our knowledge and our free wil, which we should exercise with great responsibility and not through religious dogmas. I had enough of this Church lies and fables that has stopped the growth of human beings for last 2000 years and due to which we have been destroying nature, hating everyone around and killing in the name of religion Alarmingly my in-depth studies in Egyptology and Astronomy lead to to discover that the Bible stories are nothing but fables from ancient Egypt, Greek,Rome, Babylon reproduced as a historic fact. Although this Biblical historic fact doe not sreve any reasoning outside the scriptures and one can only render it back to the ancient Egyptian mythologies. We have so strongly led to believe that out of some many religions in world only ours is true. Its time to really get closer to natural God and stop this insane religious madness

. I received a good response for my earlier article on THE BOOK OF REVELATION FRAUD, therefore I am going to post more evidences and arguments on the MYTH OF CHRISTIANITY and the existence of JESUS CHRIST. This post is just the start of my age of realisation and away from blind faith, ignorance of Christian belief and all the unnecessary Christian preachings.)

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The most important character of the Bible, Jesus Christ has been regarded with high  esteem. He has been a moral teacher, prophet, God, holy spirit, alpha, omega, son of God, healer, exorcist, etc for last 2000 years. Even many non-Christians think that he gave an admirable example of moral living. Although his historic existence is unavailable outside the canonical gospels and there is not even single notable historian of his time that ever mentioned about Jesus Christ in their writings. I wonder why such a charismatic leader or son of God didn’t find himself in substantial history books. Even the authors of the four gospels, namely Mark, Mathew, Luke & John cannot give an account of Jesus Christ as their eye witnesses. Regardless of Jesus Christ existed or not, I felt it compelling to examine his wisdom and morality of his nature from the Bible. I have been in the Bible studies last three decades and over a decade preached the word of God , as its described to be the word of the Biblical God. I was always caught up off-guard when the young ones or teenagers asked me certain questions referring to the Bible and how I was unable to reply them, eventually dodged them with my own interpretations. I am sure many other preachers, pastors, priests do the same when they are asked conflicting sentences from the Bible. However, when I raised these questions to several other experienced pasters, Catholic priests, Bishops, preachers they have all given me answers which were their own interpretations and contradictory from each other. Today I am free from this idiotic Christian dogma and this freedom has opened my eyes from this blind faith of ignorant people. Biblical scholarship in last hundred years has not yet reached the common people and thus millions of people around the world do not realise the inconsistencies & contradictions of the Bible. Basically the billion Christians around the world , I wonder if even a million have ever fully read and understood the Bible. Most Christians are living a Christian life just because of damnation that they will go to hell if not believed in Jesus or plainly because they were born to Christian parents. Politicians, businessmen and tyrants throughout history have misused Bible for their own interests and the Christians have on their hand more bloodshed than any other religion throughout history. Offcourse I will cover that in-depth in my next articles , but today lets examine if we should really admire Jesus Christ, Son of God or God.

The Gospels of the New Testament portray Jesus as vengeful, demeaning, intolerant, and hypocritical. In one section Jesus calls for love of enemies, yet in another to slay them. He tells others to not use hurtful names, yet he called others fools, dogs, and vipers. He calls for honoring parents in one verse, yet demands hate toward family members in another. Some of Jesus’ words against his adversaries depict what some would call anti-Semitism. Indeed, the verses of the New Testament have fueled the flames of anti-Jewishness for centuries.

The following gives a brief look at the Biblical evidence about the claims of Jesus with quotes from the King James bible (the most used bible in the world). If the reader utilizes self-honesty, the realization will come that the deeds and questionable wisdom of this Biblical character does not merit the admiration that so many have bestowed upon him.

For I am come to SET A MAN AT VARIANCE AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND THE DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND THE DAUGHTER IN LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER IN LAW. And a MAN’S FOES SHALL BE THEY OF HIS OWN HOUSEHOLD.

Matthew 10:35-36

If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

-Luke 14:26

Note: A few desperate apologists attempt to dismiss the verse above claiming that the word ‘hate’ here really doesn’t mean what it says. The problem with this approach boarders on complete deception and the ironic dismissal of the Bible and Biblical scholarship. The word ‘hate’ here comes from the ancient Greek word ‘miseo’ which means hate (from the primary ‘misos’ [hatred]). If any synonym could substitute for this word, it would come from a word like ‘detest,’ ‘loath,’ or ‘despise.’ Moreover, virtually all Bibles translate the term as hate. To deny this intent means to deny the Bible and the alleged word.

Christians in last century have been speaking so much of family values, but there is so much to say from Jesus Christ that he is going to bring each other against within their families. What kind of moral teacher would say something like this in a sane world. Jesus referred his mother by ‘woman’, not as mom, mother or anything that a mother was called by her son in that period in Israel. He never got married, we don’t hear that he ever had friends , only after the age of 30 he had disciples, he never feel in love with a woman, neither we read about his relationship with his siblings.  What instructions of family values can a person of such character give to others, on the other hand we have clear-cut supposedly words of Jesus in Bible which doesn’t display anything positive on family values. Although there is nothing mentioned about his personal life in the Bible, but yes, the gospel writers do know what communication Jesus was having with God in private. I wonder how would someone know that. For the matter of fact the gospel writer even go to mention Jesus’ thoughts. How can someone , if Jesus existed write exactly what Jesus was thinking in his mind. All these sentences in the new testament only lead us to a concept known as ‘Mythological writings”.

I can hardly take any example on family values from this so-called Prince of Peace. He speaks only about divisions within the family and to leave the family to join him in his heaven in second life.

What would you think of a Christian boss who rebuked a worker for wishing to bury his recently deceased father and instead, insisted that the worker follow him? According to the Bible, Jesus responded to a request from a disciple who wished to attend to his father’s funeral:

But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury the dead.-Matthew 8:22

When a man decided to follow Jesus, he wanted to say goodbye to his family (Luke 9:61), but instead of leniency, Jesus replied to him:

…No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.-Luke 9:62

Jesus appears rude to his mother when he says:

Woman, what have I do to with thee?-John 2:4

You won’t see anti-abortionists citing this verse. It applies to Judas; note how the last part plays right into abortion:

The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.-Matthew 26:24 [bold characters, mine]

The so-called morality of Jesus teaches hate, and abstinence against members of the family and advises against marriage. Indeed, if everyone on earth followed the virgin Jesus’ life to a tree, not only would we have no families, but the entire human species would become extinct within a generation. Anyone who wishes to hold the concept of a family as a moral imperative must abandon Jesus’ example.

Many Christians and non-believers alike extol the virtues of living peacefully, yet the Biblical Jesus makes it abundantly clear that he did not hold to this concept:

Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace but a sword.-Matthew 10:34

So much for the peace on earth stuff we keep hearing about from uninformed Christians.

Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip; and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.-Luke 22:36

Although an all-powerful God could stop violence of man against man, Jesus accepted the concept of war with these admissions:

And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.-Matthew. 24:6-7 [also see Mark 13:7-8]

During his “trial,” Jesus explained to Pilate that if his kingdom came from this world, his servants (followers) would fight to prevent him from being delivered to the Jews:

If my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews.-John 18:36

Jesus offers no advice for disarmament or how to achieve peaceful coexistence. Instead, throughout history one can find a plethora of examples of the Church using Biblical verses to justify wars, inquisitions, and violence against man. Anyone who comes with the intent of a “sword” instead of peace can hardly give an example of living peacefully on Earth. Jesus tells us not to feel troubled and that war must occur. Belief in these words virtually allow wars to occur. Although many extremists, racist groups, and terrorists may admire Jesus for his call for armament, the majority of people do not realize the influence that Jesus’ words have on believers who accept violence after having studied the Bible. Jesus does not deserve the title of Prince of Peace* or our admiration for his war-like views.

* Note: The title, “Prince of Peace” does not appear anywhere in the New Testament and only appears once in the Old Testament (Isaiah 9:6). In spite of Christians who like to believe the Isaiah verse refers to a prophetic statement about Jesus, the Hebrew scholars tell us the Hebrew verbs in Isaiah 9:6 appear in the past tense. The title refers to the prophecy, not necessarily the man as it could refer to any number of kings, past or future (many other ancients also commonly referred to favored kings as the ‘Prince of Peace’). It also bears importance that the title directly contradicts the Gospels own account of the alleged Jesus who claimed he did not come for peace (see the verses above), which would have made the alleged prophecy an outright falsehood. Moreover, nowhere in the New Testament does Jesus ever get referred to as Counsellor, or everlasting Father (Jesus represents the Son, not the Father), nor did he set up a government of peace (Isaiah 9:7). On the contrary, only intolerance and wars resulted from belief in Jesus. If you wish to see Jesus as a prince, perhaps Prince of Darkness describes him better.

Many Christians believe that Jesus represents God, or God sent to earth in human form, or as a component of the Trinity. If people believe this, how many of them realize that the Old Testament gives many examples of God ordering or personally murdering innocent men, women, and children, along with the destruction of cities, buildings, and other religions? The following gives just a few examples:

…the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt…-Exodus 12:29

Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:
And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.-God in Deuteronomy 12:2-3Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

-God in I Samuel 15:3

Therefore, if you believe that Jesus equals God in the flesh, then Christ must hold responsibility for the death, destruction, and intolerance practiced throughout the Old Testament.

However, some Christians do not believe in the Trinity or that Jesus equals God but rather that he lived as a flesh and blood man created and sent from God. Unfortunately, this does not dismiss Jesus from his admission towards killing. According to the New Testament, Jesus upholds all the laws of the Old Testament:

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.-Matthew: 5:17-18

To fulfill all the laws of the prophets means that Jesus must have approved of all the “lawful” atrocities, including Deuteronomy 12:2-3 or the killing of all unbelievers (Deuteronomy 13-5-9), and all the other intolerant laws of the prophets.

Killing appears quite acceptable to Jesus, not only for himself, but as ordered by him (as the nobleman) in this parable:

But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.-Luke 19:27

The red letter edition of the King James Bible has Jesus making a remarkable statement towards the killing of children:

And I will kill her children with death…-Revelation 2:23

Not only does the Biblical Jesus make the claim to kill children but supposedly it serves to punish the mother (the prophetess as the metaphorical Jezebel) for committing adultery. Few people hold to the concept of punishing innocent children for the wrongful acts of their parents. This sickening performance by Jesus hardly gives us a reason for admiration. On the contrary, it appears loathsome and thoughtless.

Note: Some interpret Rev. 2:23 as a metaphor for the “children” (people) who followed the “heathen” religion (especially in Asia Minor). However, this would imply an even worse and deplorable atrocity. This would involve Jesus in the murder of hundreds, if not millions, of deaths of people who followed non-Christian beliefs, and of course would include children as well as adults.


Jesus, Satan, or both?

The following will no doubt upset many naive Christians, but if anyone wishes to indulge in Christian lore, the image of Jesus and God has an amazing twist that few Christians realize or want to think about. It begins from two incredible verses from the Old Testament :

AND Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.-I Chronicles 21:1AND again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.

-II Samuel 24:1

Either the above examples give evidence for a grand error (or fiction) in the Bible or else we have Satan and the Lord as the same entity! Also from the Old Testament we have the revelation of the creator of evil:

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.-God in Isaiah 45:7

How many Christians realize God as the creator of evil? And if you believe that Jesus equals God in the flesh, then Jesus must also hold responsibility for the creation of evil. (See also evil and good from God: Lamentations 3:38-39)

Now here comes an even more shocking Bible realization: the name “Lucifer” (another name for Satan) means light bearer, or morning star.

On the very last page of the Bible Jesus reveals himself and provides the amazing kicker ending of the entire “Holy” Bible:

I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.-Revelation 22:16

And the very last words of Jesus in the Bible, makes it the greatest and longest lived lie of all time (something only a devil would say):

  Surely, I come quickly.-Revelation 22:20

Perhaps the reader will now understand why some Satanist cults use the same Bible as the Christians.

Note: The idea of the name Lucifer as synonymous with Satan goes back for centuries. In Isaiah 14:12, St. Jerome, translated the Hebrew word for “morning star” into the Latin term “Lucifer” (light bearer), a name commonly ascribed to Satan by Christians, and represents the fallen star, an ancient symbol for the fallen or evil one. In the NRSV Bible version, Isaiah 14:12 describes the fallen as “O Day Star, son of Dawn!” The Day Star, or morning star actually refers to the planet Venus, although, of course, the ancients did not know about planets. Venus always appears low on the horizon and the ancients thought of it as a star fallen from heaven (fallen angel). Venus also appears as the brightest “star” in the sky, thus the reference to the “bright and morning star” in Rev. 22:16. Although the Isaiah verse describes the fallen king of Babylon, Christians have, for centuries, ascribed Satan as taking many forms (for example the serpent). Thus, a conclusion, based on Christian beliefs of Satan, and the belief in the “inerrancy” of the Bible, one must conclude that Jesus has revealed himself as Satan!

Although a believer might find comfort in some of Jesus’ words, it should serve as a reminder that just because a man appears righteous does not necessarily mean he always practices it. Imagine observing a man who tells the truth most of the time but occasionally tells a hurtful lie. Should we not feel wary of such a person? Or if someone breaks his promise, should we not feel cheated? Especially if that person calls himself the Son of Man, we should expect him to act perfectly all the time, not just some of the time. His saying should reflect consistency, giving no hint of hypocrisy. However, the main character of the gospels, Jesus “Christ,” gave no hint of consistency. The performances of Jesus describe the actions of a con-artist, gives obvious half-truths and then promises them salvation for their sacrifice. Moreover, the Biblical Jesus gives wrongful information, breaks promises, lies, calls people unsavory names, orders killings, and threatens to kill children. He gave questionable advice about income, marriage, and future plans and he ended his short life in tragic suicidal death. As David Hume wrote, “A man delirious, or noted for falsehood and villainy, has no manner of authority with us.”

Many Christians object to any criticism of their religion where they see only the bad without the good. But imagine that I saw a friend about to drink a poisoned glass of milk, even if the poison represented only a small percentage of the whole. Should I include the nutritious aspects of the milk in my warning? Of course not. And although I might replace my friend’s poisoned milk with a glass of pure milk, this cannot be done with the Bible without acting dishonestly or ignorantly to the alleged infallibility of its words. And mind you, the problems do not come from a small percentage of the whole, but the majority. One obvious solution exists: reject the Bible as an honest attempt to get at the truth. It must come with an honest and brave look at the flaws of its central protagonists, Yahweh and Jesus.

Jesus claimed to have performed miraculous cures, turned water into wine, raising Lazarus to life, etc., but even a mediocre magician could perform the same “miracles.” The education and world knowledge of Jesus does not remotely compare with that of an average high-school graduate of today. Although the peasant Jesus supposedly read and spoke Aramaic as well as Hebrew and possibly Greek, no writings from the alleged Jesus exist. He originated no new information, no new morality or solutions to the world. His most original aspect, perhaps, went towards expanding the horrific idea of the damnation of Hell, a dubious honor to behold. He had only rudimentary knowledge of his world and certainly no scientific sophistication. In short, nothing about Jesus appears extraordinary and the words of the Bible give no reason for any special esteem.

Belief and faith can have such a powerful hold on many Christians that it sometimes resembles an addiction to a powerful drug. In such cases, nothing can shake the addiction to their belief in Jesus, regardless of the teeth of Biblical evidence against him. But remember that just a few decades ago, a man named Hitler also held a fascination by faithful followers. Although, Hitler fought against Jews and created war, many followers dismissed these things for what they saw in him as “good.” Hitler himself said “I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.” (Mein Kampf). He held a love for the German people and brought them out of poverty, acted kindly towards pet dogs, and ate as a vegetarian. Should we ignore the atrocities from Hitler and honor him? Of course not. And neither should we do the same from a character from any book, including the Bible.

The problems of belief do not come from Bibles, Jesus, or Satan but rather from human gullibility. We have a tendency to believe that ideas and words equal great truths. But words cannot convey ultimate truths anymore than a map can serve as the territory. All words, written or spoken, represent abstractions. Beliefs play out a dangerous aspect of humanity and the responsibility for them must lie with those who believe. Megalomaniacs like Hitler could not have gotten into power without the faith of millions of people. So also, the beliefs in the Biblical Jesus can influence the trigger of the greatest destruction of all: the self-fulfilling prophesy of the end of the world. Let us hope that we gain the ability to use our reasoning ability instead of naive unexamined belief for such a flawed character in a book.

Readers should note that I do not want to take them away from God, I still and will always believe in God as creator, as the elements of life, as mother nature and I can see God everywhere around through the magnificient works. This article is just a short narration of my detailed study and research which comes basically from the Christian churches, monasteries, schools of Theology around Europe and Middle East. The research is not at all derived from non-Christian sources or Satanists. Remarkably the top guys in vatican, schools of Theology , they all know about this fraud. My research comes directly from these guys ( who are adored a best Christians by the world ) . This is not a research from internet, but on evidences and substantial truth.

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Revelation Chapter One

The divine book of Revelation attributed to John, is no where arriving to scriptural fact historically, then to make the ancient wisdom of the Egyptians as true Biblical history. The subject matter is purely Egyptian astronomical mythology that was conceived thousands of years in pre-Judeo-Christian era, later interpolated as the prophecy to be fulfilled in Christian age. The book of Revelation is nothing more than a drama of mysteries and mythical catastrophe of the end of the world. This book has no intrinsic value of its own standing and is totally meaningless, until the fragments of the lore have been collated, read, and compared with the original mythos and eschatology of Egypt. I discovered that the ancient astronomy was made to look nonsense and the wisdom hidden to look like prophecy and considered as Christian divine work, Alias – “The Word of God”.

If someone knew some hundreds of years ago how to cheat, manipulate, lie, interpolate ancient works to look like word of God, then it were the early writers & founders of Judeo-Christianity, who escalated the religious madness in the world.

The word made flesh concept of the Christians in the bible is just to strengthen the canalization of Egypto-gnostic “KRIST” or “CHRIST”. The original revelation of Egyptians lost its flavor, as to intended, or what is to be revealed when we read Johns book of revelation. The reader is left in fear and confusion, he /she might take it literally without questioning it genuinely  , just because it was told to them when they were kids that it’s the word of God. Johns book of revelation is nothing but an additional supplement to add the hype in the Christian world, the author tries hard to establish the historic personality of the Biblical Jesus Christ. Apparently , in ancient mythology the second coming had always been connected with the end times drama. So I guess the book of revelation had to be written ( or copied ) to establish that Christianity is the true religion of the world. Even the early Christians mistaken these mysteries as Christian history , which is presently endorsed and sealed as the divine word of avenging God.

After reading the original works of Egypt, I discovered and was able to identify the wisdom in the book of revelation, and to make sense of the apocalyptic visions assumingly unveiled to John. The scenes and characters filled with mysteries described in apocalypse of John can be completely attributed to “TAHT-AAN”, a sacred scribe of Egypt, in short THAT-AAN is original version of Christian John. I know Christians will be disappointed or even disagree with me on this, but if anyone in the world has evidence and can prove me wrong then I am open to raise a debate, with historical evidence, with proofs and not with some vain babblings of the scriptures ( I will not attest even your Christian hallucinations which you term as visions for my debate ).

THAT-AAN = Sacred scribe to whom 36000 papyrus rolls attributed by tradition.

JOHN = AAN ( Literally means Aan in ancient Egyptian ).

 

The name AANI signifies saluter.

This is the character personalized in John.

The position of AAN in relation to Horus, the only begotten son of God, is repeated of John in the Gospel referring to Jesus Christ.

Taht-Aan testifies that Horus is the true light of the world ( just as John came for the witness of the light )

The Trinity concept in Bible about God the father, only begotten son Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit, was traditionally in the cult of Ra in Egypt , Ra being the supreme deity and Horus his only begotten son and the holy spirit. However , I am not going to write about that but will do about that in my next articles, let me concentrate on Revelation.

In reality judgment day is only periodic , like the deluge. Its nothing but an end of a certain period, time, period, an age, or aeon, which is remarkably narrated in Johns revelation as end of the real world. People ignorant of ancient sign or symbolic language will lag behind in understanding the astronomical myth concealed in the book of revelation. The drama appears to have taken another dimension in the book of revelation, the last great day of judgment is well-known to genuine books of wisdom commonly called Apocrypha. Whereas Johns book of revelation and Enoch’s book of visions have both preserved only fragmentary versions of drams, as originally ascribed to TAHT-AAN in his mysteries of AMENTA.

The cult of lamb, the bride is at least as old as the astronomical mythological at the time when the vernal equinox entered the sign of Aries, and the lamb of SEBEK succeeded the calf of Horus on the mount  as the type of sacrifice in the cult of SEBEK-HETEPS in Egypt. The mystery of the dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, the mystery of seven stars, the mystery of the first-born from the dead who rose again as the faithful and true witness on behalf of God the father, is completely from the rituals in the Egyptian Book of Dead. ( And from Jesus Christ , who is faithful witness , and first begotten of the dead….Rev. 1 : 5 ).

( The mystery of seven stars….Rev. 1 : 20 ).

Christian priest, pastors, preachers, theologians in the world will never be able to explain the book of revelation to its entirely every one that I have encountered on this subject matter have always given me contradictory & confusing explanations. I have read the book of revelation several times over and then when I read the book of Enoch , I found many similarities with each others works. However, I was amazed to find the answers in the ancient Egyptian books, which was nothing more than mythology, astronomy and hidden wisdom. It was disgrace to know that the entire book of Johns revelation is copied from the earlier Egyptian works and especially from the Book of Dead, which historically proves its existence , but the works of John is not a historical document and even the real author in unknown and highly debated in Christian world. Once a person reads the original works , only then will he/she understand clearly what the book of revelation means. I can understand that the early Christians had to complete their holy book by  adding the final book of revelation or else Christianity will not have its meaning without the end times drama , salvation and judgment day.

Therefore, it’s quite evident that the subject of the Revelation was not derived from canonical gospels, the fundamental matter existed ages on ages earlier. Conclusively the book of revelation by John is not a historic fact, but a myth copied from the Egyptians and biblical fraud.

 

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Catholic scholar Dr. Malachi Martin, formerly a Jesuit professor at Georgetown University and a confidant of Vatican insiders, flatly declared in a recent New York City interview: “Yes, it’s true. Lucifer is enthroned in the Catholic Church.”
      Martin was also interviewed by The Fatima Crusader, a well-known Catholic publication. He again repeated his allegations, and expressed his dismay and distress that the Catholic institution of which he is a part has grown so decadent and morally reprobate since the Vatican II conference of the 60s. The contention that there are Satanists in Rome is “completely correct” said Martin, adding:

    “Anybody who is acquainted with the state of affairs in the Vatican in the last 35 years is well aware that the prince of darkness has and still has his surrogates in the court of St. Peter in Rome.”Blatant Satan worship is now rampant within the Catholic Church. High-ranking churchmen are guilty of this heinous crime against God. According to one reliable source, the smoke of Satan has entered the very sanctuary of St. Peter’s Cathedral in the Vatican. Mind-boggling though it may be, priests and bishops alike are known to have taken contract oaths to serve the devil, signed in their own blood!
          These amazing facts about devil worship inside the Vatican and its subsidiaries have come not from hostile Protestant critics of Roman Catholicism, but from top-ranking Catholic prelates themselves. Evidently, this awful malignancy is so far advanced that Satanism has reached the papacy itself and has seriously affected the rank and file of nuns and priests in the U.S.A. and throughout the globe. Untold numbers of outright Satan worshippers are now masquerading as Catholic clergy while secretly paying homage to Lucifer.

    Blood Oaths and Blasphemous Rituals

    Malachi Martin is a very traditional Catholic. Author of Hostage to the Devil and numerous other books, his acclaimed Keys of This Blood, published some five years ago, was a strong, apologetics volume supporting the papacy of the current Pope, John Paul II. But now, Martin has doubts. He cannot understand why this Pope allows such evil to exist and even prosper within the church.
          It has gotten so bad, Dr. Martin contends, that in one shocking incident, high-ranking churchmen actually took oaths signed with their own blood and participated in “meticulously enacted rituals that blaspheme and devilishly mimic the holy sacrifice of the mass.”
     

     

    Treachery Inside the Sanctuary


    If Dr. Malachi Martin was the only authority sounding the alarm about devil worship in the Catholic Church, the whole affair would simply be dismissed as the outrageous accusations of a single cleric. But as far back as 1976, Pope Paul VI shocked a papal audience by confiding that, “The smoke of Satan has entered the very sanctuary of St. Peter’s Cathedral.” The Pontiff went on to explain that he had knowledge of a midnight hour, Black Satanic Mass having been conducted at the altar of St. Peter’s, on the exact spot where the Pope himself regularly says mass.
     

     

    Secret Involvement Exposed

    Already reeling from Martin’s accusations and stung by the memorable revelations of a previous pontiff, the Catholic hierarchy was further set back on its combined heels in Rome last November. With thousands in attendance at Rome’s Fatima 2000 International Congress on World Peace, a respected Archbishop, Emmanuel Milingo, strode to the podium. The crowd gasped as they heard Milingo solemnly affirm that members of the Catholic Church hierarchy are secretly involved in the darkest kinds of formal Satan worship.
          Archbishop Milingo, an exorcist, is author of a bestselling book exposing the occult, Face to Face With the Devil. In his speech, Milingo called Satan worship the “Third dimension of Evil,” and explained:

      Now, the third dimension (of evil) is the most dangerous. It is subtle and the most terrible–.I could not believe when I discovered this third dimension of evil. The third dimension is people who follow instructions in satanic sects–.
      Now with this third dimension, I’m sorry to say, our church belongs to it. I’m very sorry, I could not understand myself, and even now I don’t understand. But the only consolation I have is that, well, Judas Iscariot was one. Together with Jesus three years, he never changed. Then I understand that the third dimension of evil existed not only now, but it existed even then. Because nothing could change the heart of Judas Iscariot–nothing.

       

       

    Devil Protected by Catholic Authorities

    Archbishop Milingo went on to make an accusation which sent hurricane force shockwaves throughout the Catholic community. According to Milingo, the devil is actually protected by the Catholic Church:

      The devil in the Catholic Church is so protected now that he is like an animal protected by the government; put on a game preserve that outlaws anyone, especially hunters, from trying to capture or kill it. The devil within the Church today is actually protected by certain Church authorities from the official devil hunter in the Church–the exorcist. So much so that the exorcist today is forbidden to attack the devil. The devil is so protected that the one who is the hunter, the exorcist, is forbidden to do his job.

    In a subsequent interview, the courageous archbishop stated: “Certainly, there are priests and bishops alike who are followers of Satan.” When asked whether cardinals or even the Pope himself were guilty of this repulsive heresy, Milingo responded that, because he is an archbishop, he does not feel it is proper for him to name or comment about superior officials. The archbishop’s silence, of course, spoke volumes.

    Catholicism and the Ravages of Freemasonry
    Satan worship apparently has mushroomed in recent years as Catholic cardinals, bishops, and priests have joined the Masonic Lodge in record numbers. Until the papacy of today’s Pope John Paul II, membership by Catholics in any kind of Masonic order was an excommunicable offense. Now, however, it is commonplace. Indeed, in 1980, New York’s Terrance Cooke, one of America’s most powerful Catholic cardinals, addressed a gathering of 3,000 Masons. Cardinal Cooke electrified the assemblage when he said that, as friends, Masons and Catholics should recognize each other.
          Refraining from mentioning the name of Jesus–the name despised by many Masons and prohibited inside their lodges–Cardinal Cooke bowed to Masonry’s worst heresy by remarking, “I know of your firm belief in the Supreme Being, the Great Architect of the Universe, and of the holy writings appropriate to the religion of your members, and I salute you for your loyalty to these ancient values.”
          Cardinal Cooke’s words were obviously well chosen and imbued with hidden meaning. In fact, the Masonic Lodge’s “Supreme Architect of the Universe” is none other than Lucifer, who cloaks himself in Masonic literature with the names of such deities as Zoroaster, Shiva, Abaddon, and in other Masonic pagan-god disguises. As for the “holy writings” of Freemasonry, these have their origins in the Roman mystery religions, in 19th century occultism, and in Egyptianism/Babylonianism. Such are the “ancient values” of the satanic Masonic Lodge.

     

    Satanism in Methodist, Episcopal, and Mormon Churches
    In my special edition audiotape, Satan Worship in the Vatican Exposed, I explore further the overwhelming evidence of devil worship by the Catholic hierarchy. Authoritative quotes and documentation are given. I also tie the aging Pope John Paul II to this horror.
          We must remember, however, that Satanism is not only practiced by Catholic clergy. This wickedness is found in some of today’s Methodist and Charismatic churches, and especially in Episcopal and Anglican churches. Two years ago, the Mormon Church hierarchy even went public, admitting that satanic rituals had been secretly conducted by some church elders.
          Meanwhile, members of the Masonic Lodge, including pastors and denominational leaders, continue to dominate the Southern Baptist Convention.
          Contrary to what some believe, the devil is not a “Catholic.” Indeed, he is remarkably tolerant of all false religion, and he is known to be pleasingly nondenominational in his approach to religion. Satan is proud to be an ecumenical being. “Any faith but Jesus and His Word, the King James Bible,” is the devil’s handy motto.

     

    The Power of Prophecy
    These revelations of devil worship inside churches which claim to be “Christian” should not surprise us. The power of Bible prophecy is thereby made manifest. The books of Daniel and Revelation describe the Antichrist as a man who appears as a lamb but has horns. He ordains amongst his flock men and women who are unrepentant murderers, liars, fornicators, pedophiles and adulterers. Daniel says that the devil’s Antichrist shall speak “dark sentences” and shall worship a god his fathers knew not.
          Thus we understand why Satan worship is so fervently and irreverently practiced in the very seat of Rome, inside the profane temple the popes built–the temple known as St. Peter’s Cathedral, which has the Egyptian sun god obelisk on display in its front courtyard.       Yes, 666 is rising fast. The Pope, his Vatican, and its hierarchy are preparing the way for the corrupt Beast. They, as well as their non-Catholic helpers, are opening a creaking doorway to the Ultimate Evil. May God have mercy on their souls.

    This revealing photo of Catholic Cardinal Myroslav Ivan Lubachivsky, of the Ukraine, appeared in the magazine Inside the Vatican (1997), in an article entitled, “The Princes of the Church.”. Observe the cardinal’s unusual staff, with its vile phoenix serpents facing each other and its Maltese Cross at the apex. This same imagery–the dual phoenix serpent–is found on the wall behind the black stone altar inside the sanctuary of Freemasonry’s House of the Temple in Washington, D.C.
     

          In Pergamos, where Revelation says that “Satan’s seat” was, the sun deity was worshipped in the form of “Aesculapius, the man-instructing serpent.” His seed, the son (or Antichrist), was the devil’s spitting image–an incarnation, as depicted in the illustration at right (below) from Hislop’s classic book, The Two Babylons.


          According to Hislop, the mysterious symbol of the dual serpent was brought from Pergamos to Rome, where Satan began to be worshipped by the Pope and the Catholic hierarchy. Satan worship can thus be traced from Babylon, to Pergamos, to Rome.

     

     

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meRrY ChRisTmas biTchEzz !!

Diabolical: Of, or pertaining to, the Devil, demoniacal, fiendish


Paradox: A statement that is self-contradictory or false

Christmas is purported to be a celebration honoring the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. By simply and honestly examining the history, the scriptures and the actual practices of Christmas, it may be easily seen that it is truly a work of Satan foisted on an unsuspecting and willingly gullible humanity.


History of Christmas …
where did it originate?

The Judean shepherds would not have been in the fields at the 25th of December, as they were at the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 2:8), due to the cold weather in that area at that time of the year. 1 Nor is it likely that Caesar would have required his subjects to travel to their home towns in the winter to be taxed as he did just before the birth of the Lord Jesus (Luke 2:1-3).

Nowhere in the word of God do we find anyone commemorating the birthday of the Lord Jesus, nor do we find any command to do so. Since God Almighty has told us that within the pages of His written word may be found all He would have us do to be perfect (mature) Christians before Him, and Christmas is not found there, it must not be a good work in the eyes of God.

II Timothy 3:16-17
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Obviously if the celebration of Christmas did not originate with God and the Bible, we will have to look to secular history for its origin. Prior to the celebration of Christmas, December 25th was celebrated as the Natalis Solis Invicti, the birthday of the Unconquerable Sun. 1 The worship of this pagan deity, known by different names in different lands, penetrated the Roman world in the first century B.C.. Under Roman Catholicism, the celebration of the birthday of the Sun was adopted 2 and changed to supposedly celebrate the birthday of the Son of God, retaining many of the pagan customs and festivities. 3 Some of the earliest settlers of the American colonies, the Puritans, outlawed the celebration of Christmas “because there was no biblical sanction” 4 for such an observance.


Origin of Christmas Customs

“Yuletide”

This common terminology for the Christmas season 5 has its origin deeply rooted in paganism far before the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. In paganism, the mother of the sun god and great mediatorial divinity, was said to have been mystically turned into a tree and in this condition gave birth to her son.

The birth day associated with December 25th was really a reincarnation of her son. He had been killed and was miraculously raised on December 25th. Thus the pagans would cast a “yule (child) log” on the fire the evening of December 24th. On the next morning, the reincarnated tree would appear. 6

“Christmas Tree”

This custom of the Christmas season was common in pagan Rome and Egypt. In Egypt they used a palm tree and in Rome a fir tree. See above for the significance of the tree on the morning of December 25th in the pagan festivals. 6 It may be that the reference to the tree in Jeremiah 10 had its roots in this pagan celebration.

“Candles”

Lighted candles are foreign to the worship of God in the church of the New Testament scriptures. Yet, they too had their place in the worship of the sun god of paganism 6 and in Christmas today.

“Santa Claus”

The origin of Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas, is well known. He was a Roman Catholic bishop in Asia Minor in the first half of the fourth century. 7 Various legends of his generosity are reported, especially toward children whom he supposedly would question to see if they had studied their catechism and behaved well before giving them treats. His bishop’s robe, no doubt, evolved into the modern day red uniform of Santa Claus. 8 (The diabolical affect of this “harmless” fantasy of childhood will be considered later.)

“Mistletoe”

Among the pre-Christian Druidic superstitions, derived from ancient Babylon, was the legend of the mistletoe. It was regarded as a divine branch which came down from heaven and grafted itself into an earthly tree. Thus the mistletoe became a token of reconciliation, the kiss being a symbol of pardon. 9

At one time Babylon was the center of the civilized world and the origin of all paganism. As such it corrupted the truth of God through the “mysteries” of its religion and thus debased, carnalized and materialized it.


Christ-mass

In the Roman Catholic mass, the following anti-biblical, anti-Christ events are purported to take place:

“Unbloody Sacrifice”

“The mass is the unbloody renewal of the sacrifice of Christ on Calvary’s cross…Christ, through the ministry of the Roman Catholic priest, offers Himself to God in an unbloody manner under the appearances of bread and wine.” 10 (Christ is thus crucified afresh, obviously indicating His death on Calvary was insufficient.) “The mass is the same sacrifice as the sacrifice of the cross because the Victim is the same. The purpose of the mass is, among other things, to satisfy the justice of God for the sins committed against Him.” 11

“When the priest pronounces the tremendous words of consecration, he reaches up into the heavens and brings Christ down from His throne, and places Him upon the (Roman Catholic) altar to be offered up again as the victim for the sins of man…Christ became incarnate a single time, the priest brings Christ down from heaven and renders Him present on the (Roman Catholic) altar as the eternal Victim for the sins of man-not once but a thousand times! The priest speaks and lo! Christ, the eternal, omnipotent God, bows His head in humble obedience to the priest’s command…No wonder that the name which spiritual writers are especially fond of applying to the priest is that of ‘altar Christus.’ For the priest is and should be another Christ.” 12

To those who know the Savior and Lord of the Bible, Jesus Christ, the above quotations from official Roman Catholic publications are at once sickening and outrageous! Note the following from the word of God.

Hebrews 9:22
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

Hebrews 9:24-28
For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Hebrews 10:5-18
Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

The diabolical paradox

The celebration of Christmas is purported to be in commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. In the mass celebrating His birth, the Roman Catholics claim to call Him down from His heavenly glory and crucify Him again, the same as on Calvary. This means they celebrate His birth by killing Him!!!

Shall we who know the Christ of the Bible follow the leading of these “other Christs” as they claim to accomplish such a terrible feat. Shall we to the tune of clinking glasses of alcohol shout “Merry Christ-Mass” or merry crucifixion of Christ again and again and again and again with those who do not love the Saviour! Shall we join with them in calling this unspeakable ungodliness “Christian” and make it the apex of the “Christian” holidays. If this is not a demoniacal contradiction then what is it?!!!

Can you not hear the similarity of the gleeful shouting of the two crowds? Modern day revelers, willfully ignorant of the grand Gift of the Son of God for their sins are shouting “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas!” While the Christ rejecting Jews at the cross shouted “Crucify Him, Crucify Him.” They are the same!!! Surely Satan must roll with laughter at the spectacle of some of God’s true children blindly joining with his ungodly followers to demean, disgrace and defame the Lord of glory!


The Gospel According to Saint Nicholas

The Bible clearly teaches the following gospel, or good news, regarding the way of salvation and forgiveness of sins:

Titus 3:5
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Ephesians 2:8-9
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Romans 4:5-8
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

Now, as with the false doctrines of Roman Catholicism, let’s compare the word of God with the words of man as ascribed to Santa Claus. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” (A well known and popular Christmas song).

“He sees you when you’re sleeping
He knows when you’re awake
He knows whether you’ve been good or bad
So be good for goodness sake!

You’d better not cry, you’d better not pout.
You’d better not sigh, you’d better watch out.
Santa Claus is coming to town.”

All are aware of the myth regarding Santa Clause. From his unseen north pole headquarters he is preparing gifts as he miraculously keeps records on the behavior of boys and girls the world over. Once a year he visits their homes on the 25th of December to deliver toys and treats to boys and girls who have earned them by their good works. This is diabolically opposed to the true gospel of salvation and forgiveness of sins without works! In addition, although Santa is supposed to fill the stockings of bad little boys and girls with ashes and leave them no presents, there is never such a child! This only teaches lies and hypocrisy to the minds of little children. It teaches that regardless of what is taught, all will really be rewarded in the end. This is NOT true!

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 3:7
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

John 8:24
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

Acts 4:12
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

And finally, when the child reaches mid grammar school they discover their parents have been lying to them (while at the same time telling their children not to lie!). The children learn there really is no Santa Claus. He is a myth. This may cause a very serious difficulty when the child is told about the Son of God Who really does know their every thought and deed and to Whom they one day will give an account. The child may fear being deceived again and may find it hard to readily believe their parents about this One, to the damning of their souls. (See Psalms 106:24-40)


The Christ of Christmas is a Dummy

The baby Jesus of Christmas is a helpless infant either lying in a manger or held in his mother’s arms. He does not speak. Like a dumb pagan idol, he simply lies there content to be placed wherever man may choose, accomplishing absolutely nothing. At the first advent of the real Christ the angels were commissioned to truthfully proclaim, “Peace on earth, good will toward men.” They are no longer commissioned to speak thus to a world which has rejected God’s offer of peace by nailing the “Prince of Peace” to a cross. To sing such songs now makes the christ of Christmas a powerless fraud! Meanwhile, the man size Santa reaps credit for giving sparkling delights to young and old alike, at least in the minds of children.


“and, whatsoever ye do in word or deed …”

One of the earmarks of idolatry is that the “worshipers” tell their god what to do. They decide what pleases him. Their god’s mouth is silent, like the christ of Christmas. However, the true child of God who really does want to please His Saviour and LORD is enjoined to obey this command:

Colossians 3:17
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Can such a child of God honestly join with the world in a non-biblical celebration which is characterized by alcoholism, sexual license and much wasting of finances on unneeded luxuries, and believe he is doing so “in the name of the Lord Jesus?” Remember, He is and was “holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners (Heb 7:26).” What does it mean to “take the name of the Lord in vain?”


God’s Revelation warning

The last book of the Bible, the book of Revelation, speaks of “Mystery Babylon.” This will be the final religious system of the world before God returns in glory, not to “humbly bow His head” and take His place on the cross of Calvary again, but to take vengeance on them that know not God!

2 Thessalonians 1:8
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

The adherents to this anti-Christ final form of apostate Christendom will make the world “drunk,” but not with wine. They will be drunk with the intoxication of human reasoning, sensual reveling and the blood of the true followers of Jesus Christ!

REV 17:1-3
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

In verse 9, the 7 heads are revealed to be 7 hills (the city of Rome!). We are told in verse 12, the 10 horns are ten kings (perhaps some form of the European Common Market). In verse 18, the woman is revealed to be the great city (Rome) which will be destroyed by Christ.

With these clear identifications of the religious system which will be prevalent in the last days being “Mystery Babylon” and the clear identification of the current Christmas celebration finding its roots in ancient Babylon, what should the response of the God fearing true child of God be but to heed God’s command!

2 Corinthians 6:17-7:1
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

1 Robert J. Myers, CELEBRATIONS (Doubleday and Co., Garden City, N.Y.), p. 309
2 Tertullian, a writer in 230AD lamented the inconsistency of supposed disciples of Christ who willingly compromised with paganism, while the heathen had stricter fidelity to their superstitions. “Oh, how much more faithful are the heathen to their religion,” he said, “who take care to adopt no solemnity from the Christians.” See Alexander Hislop, THE TWO BABYLONS, Loizeaux Bros., Neptune, N.J., 1959, p. 93.
3 Ibid, p. 310
4 Robert J. Myers, CELEBRATIONS (Doubleday and Co., Garden City, N.Y.), p. 312
5 WEBSTER’S NEW COLLEGE DICTIONARY, p. 994
6 Alexander Hislop, THE TWO BABYLONS, Loizeaux Bros., Neptune, N.J., 1959, p. 94 and 97
7 Robert J. Myers, CELEBRATIONS (Doubleday and Co., Garden City, N.Y.), p. 318
8 See illustration of St. Nicholas attired in a mixture of Roman vestments and robe in THE BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE, Grolier Inc. N.Y., 1962, p. 922
9 Alexander Hislop, THE TWO BABYLONS, Loizeaux Bros., Neptune, N.J., 1959, p. 9
10 Rev. John A. O’Brien, UNDERSTANDING THE CATHOLIC FAITH, Ave Maria Press, Nortre Dame, Ind, 1955, p. 210
11 Ibid, p. 212
12 Rev. John A. O’brien, FAITH OF MILLIONS, Our Sunday Visitor, Huntington, Ind., 1938, pp. 243-244

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Another look at how elohim (the gods) answered Moses’ question, “What is your name?”

Jeremiah 8:8

“‘How can you say, ‘We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’?

But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has made it into a lie.’”


In ancient mythology, the most popular goddesses “came to earth in a ball of fire.” Meteorites were sacred and honored for their perceived relationship to the arrival of the goddess. The ancient Nabataeans (who disappeared in the first century BCE near Emesa (Syria)) and the ancient Emesans (who suddenly appeared in the first century BCE near Emesa) revered a “Sacred Black Stone” they called El Gabal (El=God; Gabal=Mountain).

El was the supreme god, father of humankind, and creator of all creatures on earth. The word El was found in the ruins of the Royal Library of the Ebla civilization in the archaeological site of Tell Mardikh (Syria) and dated to c. 2300 BCE. Tablets found in excavations at Ugarit (written c. 1300-1200 ).

named El’s wife; she was the Goddess Asherah (Hebrew אשרה – ASHRH). Asherah was a major Semitic mother goddess who was worshipped in ancient Israel as the consort of El and in Judah as the consort of Yahweh. Of course this was some time before YHVH was transformed to a male-only deity.

(See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asherah and http://www.orderwhitemoon.org/goddess/Asherah.html)

 

The Hebrew word for “god” is eloah. Elohim and Elohei are plural for eloah.

 

Exodus 3:13: “Then Moses said ‘el-ha·’e·lo·him. ‘If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘Elohei of your fathers sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?”

 

Exodus 3:14: “E·lo·him (translated as “God,” but literally, “gods”) said to Moses, “AHYH ASHR AHYH.” This important answer Moses received “from the gods” has been translated as “I AM THAT I AM” or “I AM WHO I AM,” or “I AM WHAT I AM.”

For the name of God, Yahweh (YHWH) to become “I AM” (AHYH) requires a very minor change of Hebrew letters. For the name of the Semetic goddess Asherah (ASHRH) to become “that/who/what” (ASHR) also requires minor changes. (See enlarged images below.)

 

If the original text was AHYH ASHRH YHWH, rather than AHYH ASHR AHYH, then the gods’ answer to Moses question, “What is your name?” was: “I AM Mother (Goddess), Father (God).” This thesis is supported by the excavations at Ugarit that identified Yahweh and Asherah (YHVH ASHRH) as Semetic Father-God and Mother-Goddess (masculine and feminine principles). It seems possible, perhaps probable, that “The gods” instructed Moses to tell his people that THEY were YHVH and ASHRH, Father of all and Mother of all.

Jeremiah’s warning may deserve careful consideration. The powerful Patriarchal Priesthood had a great deal to lose if Moses supported those who worshipped YHVH and ASHRH.

 

Did Moses’ “two stone tablets” received from “the gods” on the “mountain” originate with the “Sacred Black Stone” mythology built around Yahweh and Asherah? Evidence to support this conclusion can be found in a most unexpected place:

 

Revelation 22:16: “I Jesus have sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star.”

 

Revelation 22:17: “The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come.’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come.’ And let him who is thirsty come, let him who desires take the water of life without price.”

 

“The Spirit” and “The Bride” are clearly two entities; therefore, it can be assumed that the conjunction “and” in Revelation 22:16 has been misplaced; 22:16 should read, “I AM the root, the offspring of David, AND the Bright Morning Star.”

 

The Greek word for star is aster. The “Bright Morning Star” was Venus, mythological goddess of love, beauty and sexuality (procreation). Asherah was also known as the goddess of procreation – the Great Mother Goddess, consort of Yahweh.

 

Jesus said: “I AM…” He then described “I AM” as “The Root” and “The Morning Star.” Allegorically, Jesus said “I AM” consisted of two parts: the masculine and feminine principles  from which all life emerges. With this understanding of his words, and the understanding of Moses’ interaction with The Gods on Mount Sinai, religion and science begin to merge:

 

E = mc 2 can also be written: m = E divided by c2. According to Einstein, mass/matter/life is created by the interaction of Energy and Light. Energy can be equated with Root and God to represent “masculine potential.” Light can be equated with Morning Star and Goddess to represent “feminine potential.” Creation, according to Moses, Jesus, and Einstein requires both.

 

Jeremiah 8:8

“‘How can you say, ‘We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has made it into a lie.’”

 

YHWH          יְהֹוָה    Yahweh

AHYH             הָיָה “I AM”
ASHRH          אשרה      Asherah

ASHR            אֲשֶׁר “That”

 

 

Articles on Asherah can be found at: http://www.northernway.org/hgoddess.html

and http://www.matrifocus.com/BEL04/spotlight.htm

 

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